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3rd Jul '17 1:45:22 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Justified in ''Manga/D.grayman''. [[Thechosenmany exorcists]] are the only ones capables of destroying akumas. That and they are way stronger than normal humans. The muggles try to help nonetheless by joining the Black Order. The trope is lampshaded in the first volume in the conversation of Kanda and a finder. The mook claims that he should be more empathetic with them but Kanda replies that all they can do is support and as such they are expandable.
** Much later we are introduced to the third exorcists. Badassnormals who were frustrated by not being able to destroy akumas. As a consequence they [[spoiler: volunteered for a human experiment that transformed them into Human-akuma hybrids]].

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* Justified in ''Manga/D.grayman''. [[Thechosenmany exorcists]] ''Manga/DGrayMan''. [[TheChosenMany Exorcists]] are the only ones capables of destroying akumas. That Akumas, and they are way stronger than normal humans. The muggles try to help nonetheless by joining the Black Order. The trope is lampshaded in the first volume in the conversation of between Kanda and a F finder. The mook claims that he should be more empathetic with them but Kanda replies that all they can do is support and as such they are expandable.
** Much later we are introduced to later, the third exorcists. Badassnormals series introduces the Third Exorcists, {{Badass Normal}}s who were frustrated by not being able to destroy akumas.Akumas. As a consequence they [[spoiler: volunteered for a human experiment that transformed them into Human-akuma hybrids]].
5th Jun '17 9:32:11 PM ProfessorDetective
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', every major supernatural power is scared of humanity as a whole realizing that they exist. Individual humans may just be cattle to the supernaturals, but there are a whole lot of us, and we have guns and nukes and tanks. Harry once made the comparison that regular humans are the nukes of the supernatural world. When two scary guys duke it out where the public can see them, even if one is on their side, regular people would burn the both of them at the stake to be able to sleep at night. As author Jim Butcher describes it, a wizard can kill a mortal with about the same effort you'd expend throwing a pebble across a room. Now throw a million pebbles.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', every major supernatural power is scared of humanity as a whole realizing that they exist. Individual humans may just be cattle to the supernaturals, but there are a whole lot of us, and we have guns and nukes tanks and tanks.nukes. Harry once made the comparison that regular humans are the nukes of the supernatural world. When two scary guys duke it out where the public can see them, even if one is on their side, regular people would burn the both of them at the stake to be able to sleep at night. As author Jim Butcher describes it, a wizard can kill a mortal with about the same effort you'd expend throwing a pebble across a room. Now throw a million pebbles.
26th Apr '17 3:59:54 AM Skylentt
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex '' is a more limited example.


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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex '' is a more limited example.
26th Apr '17 3:59:11 AM Skylentt
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* Justified in ''Manga/D.grayman''. [[Thechosenmany exorcists]] are the only ones capables of destroying akumas. That and they are way stronger than normal humans. The muggles try to help nonetheless by joining the Black Order. The trope is lampshaded in the first volume in the conversation of Kanda and a finder. The mook claims that he should be more empathetic with them but Kanda replies that all they can do is support and as such they are expandable.
** Much later we are introduced to the third exorcists. Badassnormals who were frustrated by not being able to destroy akumas. As a consequence they [[spoiler: volunteered for a human experiment that transformed them into Human-akuma hybrids]].
28th Mar '17 5:48:40 PM DustSnitch
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* Almost completely averted in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]]. Both benders and non-benders are pretty much treated the same, except for situations where the ability to bend would be necessary or useful. Toph does once, however, make the comment that their team consisted of ''three'' people (Aang, Katara and herself), because Sokka couldn't bend. When Sokka protests, she amends it to: "Okay, three people ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Sokka]]''". Funnily enough, two of the three they were up against were also non-benders.

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* ** Almost completely averted in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]]. Both benders and non-benders are pretty much treated the same, except for situations where the ability to bend would be necessary or useful. Toph does once, however, make the comment that their team consisted of ''three'' people (Aang, Katara and herself), because Sokka couldn't bend. When Sokka protests, she amends it to: "Okay, three people ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Sokka]]''". Funnily enough, two of the three they were up against were also non-benders.
28th Mar '17 5:48:18 PM DustSnitch
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* The third host of ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'', Jackson, is a big proponent of genocide for [[ComicBook/XMen Mutants]], [[Franchise/HarryPotter Wizards]], and basically anything more powerful than a normal human. He explicitly denies any comparison to real racism when Adam calls him a Nazi for it in "How Dare Wizards?!", since normal minorities, unlike superhumans, can't do as much damage as a nuclear missile.
-->''"Minorities are not like 'Guess what? I can mind wipe you, torture you, mind wipe you again, make you shit your pants on purpose, mind wipe you, and then kill you,' they're just like 'We're existing.' It's very reasonable to kill all wizards!"''
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* Almost completely averted on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Both benders and non-benders are pretty much treated the same, except for situations where the ability to bend would be necessary or useful. Toph does once, however, make the comment that their team consisted of ''three'' people (Aang, Katara and herself), because Sokka couldn't bend. When Sokka protests, she amends it to: "Okay, three people ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Sokka]]''".
** Funnily enough, two of the three they were up against were also non-benders.
* Later played straight in the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where an anti-bending revolt threatens to tear the metropolis of Republic City apart.

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* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
* Almost completely averted on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]]. Both benders and non-benders are pretty much treated the same, except for situations where the ability to bend would be necessary or useful. Toph does once, however, make the comment that their team consisted of ''three'' people (Aang, Katara and herself), because Sokka couldn't bend. When Sokka protests, she amends it to: "Okay, three people ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Sokka]]''".
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Sokka]]''". Funnily enough, two of the three they were up against were also non-benders.
* Later played straight in the ** The sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', where an anti-bending revolt threatens to tear begins with the metropolis main character having to deal with a violent uprising of people who can't bend the elements, who can now use technology, martial arts, and superior numbers to threaten the democratic government of Republic City apart.City. While these "Equalists" are essentially terrorists who simply turn oppression on benders, it is shown that non-benders have less economic opportunity than benders, that they all live in one ghetto, and that all five people on the city council are part of the bending minority. Their cause is only further legitimized when the city council approves measures to cut off power to the non-bending ghetto and to arrest non-bending civilians without trials.
12th Mar '17 4:55:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the eponymous continent-sized MonsterTown of TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, humans are treated like lab rats by the mutants and monsters that inhabit the city, sometimes as test subjects, sometimes as pets and sometimes as food. Of course, this is slightly {{subverted|Trope}} by the fact that nobody inside the city is really bothered by this, including the humans themselves, as they see it as "just the way things go". Some humans will even volunteer themselves for experiments in the hopes of getting a more powerful form.


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* In the eponymous continent-sized MonsterTown of WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}, humans are treated like lab rats by the mutants and monsters that inhabit the city, sometimes as test subjects, sometimes as pets and sometimes as food. Of course, this is slightly {{subverted|Trope}} by the fact that nobody inside the city is really bothered by this, including the humans themselves, as they see it as "just the way things go". Some humans will even volunteer themselves for experiments in the hopes of getting a more powerful form.
18th Feb '17 12:20:29 PM Lloigor
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These people usually come to this conclusion by adding some paranoia ([[ProperlyParanoid justified]] or [[GeneralRipper not]]) to GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke and [[SuperpowerfulGenetics naturally born supers]] are out-pacing mundanes. They interpret the "obsolescence" of baseline humans as an edict to kill all {{Mutants}}[=/=]{{psychic|Powers}}s[=/=]{{witch|Species}}es in an "[[AllOfTheOtherReindeer "Us or Them"]] fashion, fearing that supers will either forcibly take over or [[ViralTransformation replace all humans]]. These types are usually spurred on by the villains attempts to do just that, and end up branding all supers as threats. Previously nice supers, in turn, will interpret this xenophobia as [[CycleOfRevenge cause to exterminate or enslave all humans...]] This is usually the fear behind any SuperRegistrationAct. Typically accomplished by calling the CapeBusters. See also TallPoppySyndrome

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These people usually come to this conclusion by adding some paranoia ([[ProperlyParanoid justified]] or [[GeneralRipper not]]) to GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke and [[SuperpowerfulGenetics naturally born supers]] are out-pacing mundanes. They interpret the "obsolescence" of baseline humans as an edict to kill all {{Mutants}}[=/=]{{psychic|Powers}}s[=/=]{{witch|Species}}es in an "[[AllOfTheOtherReindeer "Us or Them"]] fashion, fearing that supers will either forcibly take over or [[ViralTransformation replace all humans]]. These types are usually spurred on by the villains attempts to do just that, and end up branding all supers as threats. Previously nice supers, in turn, will interpret this xenophobia as [[CycleOfRevenge cause to exterminate or enslave all humans...]] This is usually the fear behind any SuperRegistrationAct. Typically accomplished by calling the CapeBusters. See also TallPoppySyndrome
TallPoppySyndrome.



* A large part of ''Literature/{{TheInfected}}''. The Infected gain superpowers, but also mental disorders. The first book ''opens'' to a man trying and failing to save a woman from a serial killer, being teleported back to his apartment and then being brutally beaten by police (he was complying, to the best of his ability) taken to the station, beaten some more, then left for days in a cell to die. The situation for Infected continues to get worse as the series progresses, from simple denial of services to outright lynch mobs gathering whenever a visible or known Infected appears in public.

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* A large part of ''Literature/{{TheInfected}}''.''Literature/TheInfected''. The Infected gain superpowers, but also mental disorders. The first book ''opens'' to a man trying and failing to save a woman from a serial killer, being teleported back to his apartment and then being brutally beaten by police (he was complying, to the best of his ability) taken to the station, beaten some more, then left for days in a cell to die. The situation for Infected continues to get worse as the series progresses, from simple denial of services to outright lynch mobs gathering whenever a visible or known Infected appears in public.
15th Feb '17 12:00:33 PM JulianLapostat
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s role in any DC comic where he works alongside DC's other, superpowered heroes and fights superpowered villains tends to invoke this trope. Not only is he acutely aware of the extent, and limit, of all of the powers of every DC character, he takes it upon himself to put in place "contingency plans" to disable or otherwise render harmless all of said characters in the case that they ever went rogue.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s role in any DC comic where he works alongside DC's other, superpowered heroes and fights superpowered villains tends to invoke this trope. Not only is he acutely aware of the extent, and limit, of all of the powers of every DC character, he takes it upon himself to put in place "contingency plans" to disable or otherwise render harmless all of said characters in the case that they ever went rogue. He ends up proving this point since the making of these plans and the incompetence and compromise of his security allows him to [[spoiler:be the weakest link for the likes of Ra's Al Ghul, who ''knows'' Batman very well, to infiltrate and neutralize the Justice League]].



** It's become fairly common for Superman's {{archenemy}}, ComicBook/LexLuthor, to be portrayed as a pro-human/anti-alien extremist who sees himself as a Prometheus figure, stealing fire from the gods to give to the rest of humanity. While his position is ultimately self-serving, Luthor's argument that superhumans hold humanity back from truly excelling is one that resonates with some people in-universe and out.

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** It's become fairly common for Superman's {{archenemy}}, ComicBook/LexLuthor, to be portrayed as a pro-human/anti-alien extremist who sees himself as a Prometheus figure, stealing fire from the gods to give to the rest of humanity.humanity[[note]]In the original myth, Prometheus was himself a God, who was merely opposed to Zeus' tyranny, and wanted to ensure that humanity wouldn't be entirely slaves for which he is punished. He is far more analogous to Jor-El who as scientist dissented from native Kryptonians and sought to fling a light into the future, and whose son Superman, associated with the Sun, serves humanity. In other words, Prometheus is about helping people resist tyranny not human arrogance and hubris[[/note]]. While his position is ultimately self-serving, Luthor's argument that superhumans hold humanity back from truly excelling is one that resonates with some people in-universe and out.
4th Feb '17 3:02:26 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem,'' [[TheFundamentalist Mary Lou Barebone]] tried to raise awareness of the, perceived, threat posed by the wizarding world by staging manifestations with her group that she calls the ''Second Salemers.''



** The Justice Lords are an example where humans ''do'' have something to fear from metahumans. This knowledge is what drove ComicBook/TheQuestion into [[GoMadFromTheRevelation such a tizzy]].

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** [[BewareTheSuperman The Justice Lords are an example where humans ''do'' have something to fear from metahumans. metahumans.]] This knowledge is what drove ComicBook/TheQuestion into [[GoMadFromTheRevelation such a tizzy]].
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